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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alton Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Brian L. Edelen, 25, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced today in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, on an unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon charge, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Edelen was sentenced to fifty-seven months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $300 fine. Facts presented in court revealed that on April 26, 2012, law enforcement officers conducted a parole compliance check at Edelen’s residence in Alton, Illinois. During the check, a loaded semi-automatic pistol was discovered hidden in the bottom of a trash can in his bedroom. Edelen previously served a prison term of more than one year for felony conviction.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015